My Harry Potter Marathon βš‘

So, one good thing to come from being ‘locked down’ is that I can finally tick something off my bucket list, something I’ve wanted to do forever… a full Harry Potter marathon. All 8 films, back to back.

Lets do this.

26th April 2020 – 5.15am – 11.45pm

I popped my HP themed, comfy clothes on, made my self a HP themed breakfast 🀣 (Yet, I went all in!) And I made sure I had plenty of snacks for the duration, inc homemade flapjack πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

All set.

I made notes about my favourite parts of each film, as I watched, which I thought I would share here too.

Harry Potter and the Philosphers Stone

  • Its just so sweet and (mostly) innocent and magical.
  • Its our introduction to the magical world.
  • That shot of Hogwarts over the lake, as the first years sail across in the little boats. The music, the panorama, the first shot of that magical place. Don’t tell me it doesn’t choke you up, because I wont believe you.
  • Hagrid telling them everything he shouldn’t; ‘should not have said that’
  • Christmas at Hogwarts ❀
  • and just the general nostalgia it brings of when me and my twin sister used to play Harry Potter. A lot of it was focused on the first book. We made Daily Prophets and everything y’all! It was very serious.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • The Weasleys! And being introduced the magical yet so human and normal Burrow.
  • Dobby!
  • Ron freaking out because of the spiders; ‘Follow the spiders? Why couldn’t it be follow the butterflies?’
  • The blind Basilisk- poor boy. (Disclaimer, no I’m not a Slytherin I just feel bad for the corrupted, injured creature)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

(Disclaimer: This is my least favourite film, sorry)

  • Remus Lupin & Sirius Black
  • The back story of the Marauders (Which is even better in the book… obv)
  • Beaky, the little sweatheart.
  • The time travel aspect is cool and clever.
  • HERMIONE PUNCHES MALFOY (See, told you I’m not a Slytherin)
  • But, as I said, not my favourite as the directorial change sees a lot of changes to this film that to me makes it stand out and not flow as well within the series, in terms of appearance and layout continuity, as others.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

(One of my absolute favourites and the first one me and my twin sister went to see on our won 7 + times #sorrynotsorry)

  • THE HAIR. If Harry Potter and the goblet of Fire was a Friends episode it would be; ‘The One where none had a haircut’.
  • The Tasks!
  • That scene… any avid HP fans will totally get the crazy, hilarity of this…


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


The award for the worst character goes to…


‘Hate is a strong word, but I really, really, really don’t like you.’ (I also hate you Umbridge)

  • Getting a little bit more of the Wizarding World history and back story via the Order of the Phoenix.
  • Seeing inside the Ministry of Magic for the first time. What at set! #tilegoals
  • Dumbledore’s (badass) Army
  • Fred and Georges epic, ‘in your face bitch’ style exit from Hogwarts.
  • My favourite quote courtesy of Kingsley Shacklebolt… ‘You may not like him, Minister, but you can’t deny, Dumbledore’s got style.’

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

  • Finding out about the horcruxes. These are one of my favourite bits if the book. I love the Gaunt family history toooo (Suddenly Chapter One of the Goblet of Fire makes perfect sense, AM I RIGHT!!)
  • Harry on Liquid luck is one of the best Harry Potter scenes, period.
  • Aragog’s funeral, classic; ‘ Here lies Aragog, King of the Arachnids… His body will decaayyyyyyyy but his spirit will live onnnnnnn.’

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt1 & Pt2

They are basically just one REALLY long film because they are the same book.

  • Part 2 is better than Part 1 (Just sayin’)
  • Shit gets REALLLL DARK.
  • My favourite parts of part one are them collecting the horcruxes.
  • My favourite part of part two is most of it.
  • I love Christmas at Godrics Hollow.
  • The Battle of Hogwarts… ‘I’ve always wanted to do that spell’ (Badass Maggie G)
  • And then there’s… FRED. HEDWIG. DOBBY. and so many others 😦 
  • 19 years later. I can still remember seeing this film so clearly in the cinema and when this came on I wanted to cry because the final line of the book….’All was well’ is awesome, they did it! But also, its the end.Β 
  • I just have to mention… The Harry & Hermione dancing in the tent scene… MEGA CRINGE, CAN’T WATCH. COVERS EYES. FAST FORWARDS. Ok, lets move on.

[FYI: Fave books 1 &7 Fave Films 1, 7 and 4]


Yay! I finally got it done. I’m so chuffed I finally managed to do this. You’ve got to make the most of the situation you are in. Nailed it.

Do you agree with my notes? (Be nice) Or have you got anything to add?

What are your favourite moments from theΒ  film?


Until Next Time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚



Blogmas 2019 Day Twenty: Christmas films πŸ“½

One of my favourite Christmas traditions is watching Christmas films, it really gets you into the Festive spirit.

I really wanted to make sure that I made time to watch some this year so I compiled a list of the ones that I want to watch so that when I have time I can easily choose one to watch depending on what I fancy that day.

Here’s my list:

  • The Grinch who stole Christmas
  • The Snowman
  • Deck the Halls
  • Love Actually
  • Jack Frost
  • Last Christmas (New, 2019)
  • Nativity
  • Nativity 2
  • Home alone.
  • Elf

So far, I have watched Last Chrsitmas, a new Christmas film that is currently in cinemas, and I loved it! It was a real feel good film (if a little sad) plus it is heavily based around my favourite Christmas song.

I’ve also watched Nativity which I never realised was so funny, although I think it was just that bit funnier to me as I work in a primary school.

I want to watch Nativity two now as I really enjoyed the first one, plus it’s got David Tennant in! What’s not to love.

I’ve also watched Deck the halls. This is one of my absolute faves so I watched this one first!

I’ve popped home alone on the list as much to many of my family/friends disgust, I’ve never watched it all the way through!

I’m super excited for the Snowman, this is our Christmas eve tradition.

What’s your favourite Christmas film?

All suggestions welcome 😊

Ho Ho Ho

Roseanne πŸŽ…πŸ»

Blogmas Day 9: My top 10 Christmas films

Watching Christmas films is a sure fire way of getting into the festive spirit, and there are some brilliant Christmas films out there.

I thought I would share a few of my favourite Christmas films with you. If you havn’t seen some defiantly check them out.

Hopefully I’ll be able to fit as many of them as possible into the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Deck the halls (2006)

‘Steve, suburban dad and Christmas enthusiast, finds a wrinkle in his well-ordered existence with the arrival of his new neighbor Danny. Danny has big dreams and plans to illuminate his house with enough holiday lights to make it visible from space. Not to be outdone, Steve declares a war of one-upmanship with Danny that threatens to drag the Christmas spirit through the slush.’

How the Grinch stole Christmas (2000)

‘In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who.’

Santa Clause (1994)

‘Divorced dad Scott has custody of his son on Christmas Eve. After he accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit, they are magically transported to the North Pole, where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives. Scott thinks he’s dreaming, but over the next several months he gains weight and grows an inexplicably white beard. Maybe that night at the North Pole wasn’t a dream after all — and maybe Scott has a lot of work to do.’


The Snowman (1982)

This half-hour British production faithfully recreates author Raymond Briggs’ classic children’s holiday tale, in which a young boy’s snowman magically comes to life and whisks him away to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. Appropriate for very young children, the film has no dialogue, relying instead upon its images to tell the tale.

Arthur Christmas (2011)

‘Set on Christmas night, the film tells a story about Santa Claus’s clumsy son Arthur Claus who discovers that the Santa’s high-tech ship has failed to deliver one girl’s present. In response, he goes on a mission to save her Christmas, accompanied only by his ageing grandfather, a rebellious yet enthusiastic young Christmas elf obsessed with wrapping gifts for children, and a team of eight strong, magical yet untrained reindeer.’


Elf (2003)

‘Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs, a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.’

Love Actually (2003)

‘Everywhere you look, love is causing chaos. From the bachelor Prime Minister of the United Kingdom who, on his first day at 10 Downing Street, falls in love with the girl who brings him his tea, to a hopeless sandwich delivery guy who doesn’t think he has a chance with the girls in the U.K., so he heads for Wisconsin. From aging rock stars, to a stony headmistress, to a monolingual Portuguese housemaid–love arrives in many forms, shapes and sizes. Here, ten separate–but intertwining–stories of love all lead up to a big climax on Christmas Eve, proving that love is the driving force in all of these people’s lives.’

Jack Frost (1998)

‘As a touring musician clinging to dreams of stardom, aging rocker Jack Frost never had much time for his wife, Gabby, and young son, Charlie. A year after Jack’s tragic death in a car accident on Christmas Day, Charlie plays a mournful tune on his father’s harmonica. Much to his surprise, the elder Frost is magically brought to life as a snowman on the family lawn. Given a second chance, Charlie and Jack struggle to make up for lost time.’

The Greatest store in the world (1999)

‘Geraldine and her two daughters, Livvie and Angeline, are living rough on the streets on London, just before Christmas. When their van blows up, they must find an alternative place to stay. At first, they live in temporary housing, but the conditions are unbearable. Geraldine reacts quickly and the family decides to take up residence in Scottley’s, the best department store in London. They must keep it a secret from doorman Brian (whom the girls call Mr. Whiskers), and a couple of bumbling thieves who want to rob the store safe of its jewels.

Santa, Who? (2000)

This one is a made for television film.

Santa Claus falls out of his sleigh and develops a case of amnesia right before Christmas. An afraid-of-commitment TV news reporter finds him and uses him on TV to get audience while vowing them to find his family. In the meantime, Santa works in a mall. The TV newsreporter’s girlfriend’s son repeatedly tries to convince the adults that he is the real Santa Claus, which the adults refuse to believe. All the while, Santa’s elves are looking for him. Near the end, a couple thinks it could be their grandfather who has grown a beard, and take him with them.

What’s your favourite Christmas film?

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

A weekend away with family πŸŒΈ

This weekend me and Tim went to stay with my Auntie & Cousin in Norwich. We had planned this trip for a little while but the snow had scuppered our plans earlier on in March!

With the weather clear and our bags packed we headed off on Friday after work. We made it in good time (although a slow moving tractor on the way almost trapped us for a bit, good old East Anglia)

We were greeted with a delicious tea of pizzas which we all enjoyed, whilst catching up.

We also got cuddles with my Aunties new baby guinea pigs Digby and Tufty. They are brothers and are super cute! (Below is Digby!)


On Saturday Morning (being the keen parkrunners that we are) me and Tim got up and went in search of Brundalls Parkrun, our first outing as Parkrun tourists. We actually found it quite easily and it was really cool doing a different course. Plus being good and still going out for a run whilst away meant we could be more indulgent when necessary over the weekend haha.

We really enjoyed the run and although it was a bit worrying not knowing the course it turned out to be pretty straight forward, A 4 lap course, we just had to remember which lap we were on!

We headed back to freshen up and have some brekky.

We spent the rest of the day watching films and playing board games. perfect weekend entertainment, especially the board games as they were vintage ones from my aunties loft (They don’t make board games like they used to these days) We found some real gems.

We went out for a meal in the evening to a local Indian restaurant that we frequent on our trips to see my Auntie, it’s lovely there and the food is really tasty.

We enjoyed poppodoms & sauces to start and for the main I chose the tandoori chicken with boiled rice, yummy.

On Sunday we all indulged in a much deserved lie in followed by a chilled out day of watching tv, chatting, having copious amounts of tea, an amazing roast dinner cooked by my cousin and playing a fun word based card game called Wordsmithery.

It’s always such a shame when a lovely long weekend ends! Back to the reality of a working week. Thank goodness it’s a short one, roll on the Easter Hols I say, I’m defiantly feeling it now ZZZzzzzz.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

November favouritesΒ 

I love reading/watching favourites posts & videos so I thought I would do one again for November. 

Can I just say, how is it December already?!? this year has gone so quickly, although Christmas is my favourite holiday so I’m not complaining πŸŽ„

Here goes!

First up, 

Cosy jumpers!

Great for this chilly time of year, I got this lovely Oatmeal coloured one from Primark for Β£12.

It’s got alternating ribbed stripes and I bought it in the size bigger than I am so it is oversized and cosy.

My next favourite is along similar lines, bobble hats! I’m not usually a hat person but I have been loving these ones as the weathers got colder and they look so cute.

I picked this one up from New look a couple of years ago and love the flecks of pinks and purples. Great for keeping you head and ears toasties.

I have also been loving Costa’s new Christmas menu. I was so happy to see that they have brought back the Mint hot choc. Whenever me and my sister are in town we always get one to keep us warm as we look round the shops, it makes you feel so festive!

I’ve also really been enjoying Salty and sweet popcorn. I’m not usually one for popcorn choosing chocolate first but I have loved having this as a snack this month. The salty and sweet combo is such a winner. 

These Sunbites popcorn packs are super yummy and great for me on Slimming World as a medium bag is 6 syns and the multi pack bags are only 2.5! 

Some beauty favourites of mine this month are …

The Collection lasting perfection Concealor in Shade 2 ‘Cool Medium’ This concealor is amazing, the coverage is perfect and it’s a bargin at only Β£3.99.

I use this one on my face to cover any blemishes so ‘Cool Medium’ is a good shade for me. My sister uses Shade 1 ‘Ivory’ for under her eyes and loves it too.

I love Barry M nail varnishes and I’ve been loving their Gelly Hi-Shine range.

This colour is ‘Black grape’. It’s a lovely dark grungy colour that is almost black but has a tinge of navy to it. 

I had to include the film Fantastic Beasts and where to find them!

I of course love it and me and my sister have been a few times already πŸ™Š it’s so magical and it’s great to be immersed back into the magical world. Don’t miss it, it’s amazing.

And finally, some books! I’m such a bookworm so I thought I’d share a couple that I have been enjoying with you…

I love Zoella’s latest novel in her series , it’s called ‘Girl Online: Going solo’ I’m really getting stuck into it, definatly give this a look.

Sleepless in Manhattan’ By Sarah Morgan. These are such an easy read and are really cool as they are set in NYC. 

I’ve got  next two waiting for when I finish Zoella’s novel.

So those are my November favs! I hope u I’ve enjoyed this post πŸ‘

What have you been loving this November?

My favourite Netflix shows πŸ“Ί

I thought I would share with you my favourite shows on Netflix. There are so many great show’s on there & here are just a few of my favourites as well as some other suggestions of things to watch too.

 How I met your mother 

Ted’s epic search for his soul mate is told largely through flashbacks, as an adult Ted recounts how he met their mother. This sitcom is so funny! It reminds me a lot of Friends where it is based around the dynamics & characters in a friendship group.

There are 9 series on Netflix (I’m hoping that’s of them but I don’t want to look it up incase anything about the series is spoiled for me)

The Big Bang Theory 

Quarks fly when two geeky physicists discover that they have a new neighbour, a sexy actress who inspires them to try a relationship with real women.

This science & relationship based comedy is brilliant! It’s so funny & clever with some very unique characters.

There are currently 9 series on Netflix to watch and series 10 is on TV at the moment.

Pretty Little Liars 

As time has passed since Alison, then the Queen been of the bunch went missing. Spencer, Aria, Hanna & Emily have gone on with their lives, though they’ve grown apart. As the years go by, each girl finds herself facing a new set of challenges when anonymous text messages from “A” threaten to expose all their secrets both old secrets the girls were sure only Alison knew, and newer secrets developed after Alison’s disappearance. Who is “A” and how does he or she know the things he or she knows? 

This series is based on the books by Sara Shepherd. There are 7 seasons on Netflix at the moment. It’s a really good story to follow with lots of drama, twists & turns. 

Jessica Jones 

She’s a gifted PI hiding a past that’s left her broken, but still fighting. Revenge may be sweet, but she isn’t. 

This is based around the Marvel character called Jessica Jones, set in the fictional city of Hells kitchen. This is very deep, with lots of plot twists & an interesting insight into the mind.

There is currently 1 series on Netflix but a new season is out this week!

Jane the Virgin

A young women’s life long goal to stay pure is foiled. Now she’s got 9 months to come up with a new plan. 

Jane was determined to not make the same mistakes as her mum, she is engaged to a handsome detective who supports her decision you remain a virgin until marriage, but a routine visit to the clinic turns her life upside down. Insemination by a specimen meant for a patient in the next room, Jane is in a situation made only more insane when she learns that the sperm donor is her boss, Rafael. As her meticulously planned life gets more like the telenovelas she loves, she makes a lot of complicated decisions about the future.

This show has one season available on Netflix & this is definatly worth a watch πŸ‘

Some other series that I would like you watch/I suggest to you…

  • Crown 
  • Stranger things
  • Line of Duty
  • Shadow hunters; Mortal Instruments series
  • Scream 
  • A series of unfortunate events 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post! I hope this has given you some ideas of what to watch & catch up with. 

What shows would you recommend?

Until next Time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚